Here at our Dojo we practice traditional Goju Ryu Karate, the roots of which are directly traced to the early foundation of Karate in Okinawa.
The club is run by Sensei Huw Evans a 3rd Dan with over 10 years of experience in Goju Ryu Karate.
Goju Ryu (Japanese for "Hard-soft style") is a style of karate, which uses a combination of hard and soft techniques.
It is commonly believed that the concept of combining the two extremes originated in a Chinese martial arts doctrine known as wu pei chih. Goju-Ryu combines hard striking attacks like kicks and punches with softer circular techniques for blocking and controlling the opponent, including locks, grappling, takedowns and throws. Goju-Ryu's specialty is in-fighting or close-quarter combat. Major emphasis is given to breathing correctly. Goju-Ryu is one of very few karate styles that practice methods of which include body strengthening and conditioning, its basic approach to fighting (distance, stickiness, power generation, etc.) and its partner drills. Goju-Ryu has the sophistication of being both linear and circular making it usable by all ages, sizes, and genders.